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Apr 18, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Dynamic Online Criminal Victimization Data Tool

Today, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) launched an interactive online tool that gives the public instant access to the...

Feb 22, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Study on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011

**PUBLICATION ADVISORY** WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics...

Dec 21, 2011, 10:00 ET

Federal Immigration Arrests Increased Along U.S.-Mexico Border Between 2005 and 2009

Total federal arrests more than doubled since 1995  Illegal immigration was the fastest growing federal arrest offense between 2005 and 2009,...

Dec 16, 2011, 09:00 ET

BJS Releases Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007 - Statistical Tables

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007 – Statistical Tables...

Dec 15, 2011, 10:00 ET

U.S. Correctional Population Declined For Second Consecutive Year

Prison population declined for first time in nearly four decades The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported today that the number of...

Dec 14, 2011, 10:00 ET

Number of Deaths in Local Jails Declined in 2008 and 2009

Mortality rate in state prisons stable since 2003 The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported today that in 2009 both the rate and...

Dec 06, 2011, 10:00 ET

Indian Country Jail Population Declined 2.6 Percent Between 2009 and 2010

Nearly 80,000 American Indians/Alaska Natives were under correctional supervision in the U.S. At midyear 2010 a total of 2,119 inmates were...

Nov 30, 2011, 10:00 ET

Identity Theft Reported by Households Rose 33 Percent From 2005 to 2010

U.S. households experienced $13.3 billion in direct financial losses An estimated 8.6 million households had at least one person age 12 or...

Nov 21, 2011, 10:00 ET

Number of Adults on Community Supervision Declined During 2010 for Second Consecutive Year

Rates of completion up for parolees and probationers since 2006 The number of adult offenders under community supervision on probation...

Nov 17, 2011, 10:00 ET

More Than 4,800 Arrest-related Deaths Reported from 2003 to 2009

From 2003 to 2009, a reported 4,813 persons died during or shortly after law enforcement personnel attempted to arrest or restrain them, the Bureau...

Nov 16, 2011, 12:00 ET

Homicides Fall to Lowest Rate in Four Decades

The nation's homicide rate fell to 4.8 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2010, its lowest level in four decades, the Bureau of Justice...

Oct 13, 2011, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Crime Against People With Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables

******Publication Advisory****** The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Crime Against People with Disabilities,...

Oct 05, 2011, 10:00 ET

Contacts Between Police and the Public Declined from 2002 to 2008

Police used or threatened to use force in less than two percent of contacts An estimated 40 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or about 17...

Oct 04, 2011, 13:15 ET

BJS Releases Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005, which presents information on...

Sep 22, 2011, 10:00 ET

Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

New interactive data tool allows users to analyze 30-year arrest trends The U.S. murder arrest rate dropped more than 50 percent over a 30-year...

Aug 25, 2011, 11:11 ET

Bureau of Justice Statistics Director to Talk Crime in America on C-Span's "Washington Journal," Friday, August 26

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** The following is being released today by Bureau of Justice Statistics: What: James P. Lynch, Director, Bureau of...

May 24, 2011, 09:00 ET

BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011 today....

Apr 28, 2011, 10:00 ET

Most Suspected Incidents of Human Trafficking Involved Allegations of Prostitution of an Adult or Child

More than 2,500 incidents of human trafficking investigated between January 2008 and June 2010 Most suspected incidents of human trafficking...

Apr 14, 2011, 09:00 ET

Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010. This...

Mar 29, 2011, 10:00 ET

Homicide and Nonfatal Violent Crimes in the Workplace Declined

Law enforcement officers, security guards and bartenders had highest rates of workplace violence More than 572,000 nonfatal violent...